Are you experiencing problems with your peripheral or side vision? Do you have to turn your head to see what’s to your immediate right or left? Do you have blurred vision, nausea, and headaches? Do you see “halos” around bright lights? Do you have a family history of blindness or low vision? It is important for you to have a comprehensive eye exam to ensure you do not have a disease called glaucoma.
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. The eye continuously produces a fluid, called the aqueous, that must drain from the eye to maintain healthy eye pressure. You can learn more in Glaucoma: An Overview.
- VisionAware’s Patient’s Guide to Living with Glaucoma and Guía del Paciente: Vivir con Glaucoma, by advocate and glaucoma patient Stuart Carduner, can help you and your family members better understand glaucoma and become more active partners in your treatment.
- Are you new to vision loss? Our Getting Started Kit can help you learn to live and do everyday activities with vision loss.